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Deborah Pakes

Clinical Veterinarian

Deb is the Clinical Veterinarian for the Faculty of Arts & Science. She grew up in a house full of animals (cats, dogs, snake, turtle, fish and iguana) and loves all things related to science, nature and the environment. Deb holds a Bachelor and Masters of Science (Zoology), a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and a Certificate in Laboratory Animal Medicine. With several years of clinical small animal practice and industry work under her belt, she returns to the research field to immerse in the boundless world of constant learning. She is committed to the pursuit of continuous improvement in animal care and is available for consultation for all your animal queries! 


In her spare time, Deb enjoys yoga, puzzles, the great outdoors, and raising a family of three kids in the heart of North York.